‘Biggest Little Airshow’ to take flight Saturday, Sunday

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will hold its Biggest Little Airshow on Saturday and Sunday.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will hold its Biggest Little Airshow on Saturday and Sunday.

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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s remote-control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Guests will be able to drive on to Ford Island for this event, or take the free shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. There will be music, food, drinks, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits, children’s rides and activities.

For two days, Ford Island will feature remote-control flying and static aircraft and full size aircraft on display, “candy bombings” over Ford Island runway for the children, hands-on modeling stations, and open access to hangar 79 to see the museum’s aircraft exhibits and restoration shop. The event will also feature broadcasts of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Local performers, mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and remote control flyers from Japan will perform remote-control aviation feats for two days, flying their massive, 1-to-5 scale planes in the skies above the museum.

Specialty acts to be performed include: pattern, 3-D fixed wing and helicopter aerobatic flights, South Pacific battles and Skycam drone helicopters. Remote control aircraft will be in the air and on static display including jets, helicopters, F-22s, warbirds, B-17s, P-38s, Corsairs, OV-10s and more.

Clubs flying in the Biggest Little Airshow include the Birds Of Paradise Airshow Team, Paradise Flyers, Aloha State Radio Control Club and Aloha State R/C Heli Club.

The event will include a morning airshow from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a live remote broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon (Saturday only), candy bombers from 12:30 to 12:40 p.m., a full-scale warbirds fly-by from 12:50 to 1:10 p.m., an afternoon airshow from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and candy bombers at 4 p.m. A free showing of the Disney film, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Admission to the air-show is $5 per person (including entry to hangar 79), $15 per family (limit six entries per family). The event free with museum general admission and free to museum members. Tickets for the airshow only and tickets for the entire museum visit that day are available online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Museum admissions may also be purchased at the museum and at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center ticketing desk. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, round trip to the museum. For more information, call 441-1007.

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